River pollution Wales: Farmers face 'six-figure sum' to comply

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River pollution Wales: Farmers face 'six-figure sum' to comply

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Some farmers will โหลดสล็อตxo face having to fork out a "six-figure sum" to comply with new rules aimed at tackling river pollution, it is claimed.

Andrew Jones, who lives on a family farm near Lampeter, in Ceredigion, said many farmers would leave the industry.

The Welsh government has designated the whole of Wales a "nitrate vulnerable zone" and introduced stricter rules on the storage and spread
of slurry.

Senedd members, including Labour, backed a review in a vote on Wednesday.

It comes after the Welsh Conservatives and Plaid Cymru triggered a Welsh Parliament debate on the issue.

Opposition parties have described the new rules as excessive, but previous efforts to see them scrapped have failed.

Environmental and fishing groups have previously welcomed the new rules.

The Control of Agricultural Pollution Regulations are being introduced in phased way over the next three years, after which farmers face
being penalised.

Previously, only about 2.4% of the land area of Wales was designated a nitrate vulnerable zone (NVZ).

Farms that come under the scope of the new regulations will have to comply fully with rules on the storage and spread of slurry.

These include upgrading storage facilities to a capacity of at least five months.

They will need to be covered to reduce the amount of rain that can fall into the slurry, which increases its volume.